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Prudence Island being left in the dark

Interruptions of the power supply are nothing new to longtime residents of Prudence Island; it’s been happening intermittently for years. But never like this. Since the week of July 4, …
Portsmouth beach vandalism draws ire of police, rec director
PORTSMOUTH — “It’s been a crazy summer,” Recreation Director Wendy Bulk said in reference to an ongoing problem of vandalism … Read More
Portsmouth’s Sandy Point Beach re-opened for swimming
PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Health (RIDOH) on Wednesday closed town-owned Sandy Point Beach for swimming due to high … Read More
Tiverton woman arrested for DUI with son in the car
Portsmouth police officers stopped and arrested a Tiverton woman for driving drunk with her 8-year-old son in the car last … Read More
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Portsmouth superintendent gets one-year contract extension
The Portsmouth School Committee approved a one-year extension of Superintendent Ana Riley’s contract during its meeting on Tuesday, … Read More
New 18-acre solar farm in the pipeline in Portsmouth
The Portsmouth Zoning Board of Review will hear a new application for an 18-acre solar farm off West Main Road. The mostly wooded … Read More
Mt. Hope Bridge Run is Saturday
Pedestrians are only permitted on the Mt. Hope Bridge once a year, and that day is Saturday. On Aug. 11, the second annual Century 21 … Read More
Massive solar farm planned for Warren's Touisset
A 50-acre field that has been farmed for hundreds of years could soon see a new crop — electricity — if a plan going before the … Read More
Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles
EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur … Read More
Portsmouth solar farm case could head to Supreme Court
Attorneys for Portsmouth Solar are considering taking their case to the Rhode Island Supreme Court, after a Rhode Island Superior … Read More
Obituaries
Cora A. Chase, 93, Portsmouth Cora A. Chase, 93, of Portsmouth, R.I., died on Aug. 10, 2018. Born Annette Cora Plante to Wilfred and Alma (Charbonneau) Plante, Cora was a lifelong active parishioner of St. Anthony's Church, …
William Beaudry Jr., 80, of Prudence Island William Beaudry Jr., 80, of Prudence Island, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 10, 2018. William was born in Providence, R.I., on Feb. 1, 1938, to the late William and Ethel …
Hannah Wertens, 15, of Portsmouth Passing into the next life, certain that the God she put her faith in welcomed her, Hannah Wertens peacefully left this earth on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the age of 15. Born on Feb. 17, 2003, …
Sports
Gallery: East Providence Central/Portsmouth Little League All-Stars PORTSMOUTH — East Providence Central sent a contingent of youngsters to face host Portsmouth in the District 2 Little League Ron Silva 9-10 Minor Baseball Tournament. Portsmouth defeated …
East Bay golfers vie for Rhode Island golf title PAWTUCKET — Three of the four players to reach the semifinals of the 113th Rhode Island Golf Association State Amateur Championship being played this week at Ledgemont Country Club hailed from the …
Pitchers shine as Barrington defeats Portsmouth, 2-1 The Barrington Majors All-Star team scored one run in the first inning, another in the third, and held on to defeat Portsmouth, 2-1, in a District II winner's bracket showdown on Monday night, July …
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of …
Opinion
Letter: Pointless slow motion painting causes bridge mess To the editor, I can't be the only person who is frustrated with the traffic jams resulting from maintenance work being done on the new Sakonnet River Bridge.  For weeks, cars have been crawling …
Letter: It’s critical to protect the truth (and free press) There is a “Puck” cartoon from 1888 which caricatures the “evil spirits of the modern daily press” as grotesque elves running loose, presumedly to infect the readers and local …
Letter: Why is Rt. 24 safety not a DOT or police priority? To the editor: Why is it that whenever I drive on Route 24 South at the end of Route 24 (after the Turnpike Avenue exit) where the posted speed limit is 40 mph, there is always somebody attempting …
Letter: It’s getting expensive (and regulated) to dump trash On July 14, I took some yard waste up to the compactor. One of the workers came over and said, “no, you can’t dump that.” I had branches and such cut to the right size, but I had …
Letter: Is all this bridge traffic really necessary?? I can’t be the only person who is frustrated with the traffic jams resulting from maintenance work being done on the new Sakonnet River bridge. For weeks, cars have been crawling along for more …
Legal Notices
Portsmouth Legal Notices - Aug. 16, 2018

These Legal Notices were published in the Portsmouth Times on Aug. 16, 2018.

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